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Mar 22, 2011 7:00am EDT
week. >> good-bye, everyone. >>> breaking news. a u.s. warplane crashes in libya, but the americans on board are said to be safe, this after a third night of attacks on tripoli in growing diplomatic battles on who should take the lead. we'll talk with senator john mccain about what's next for the u.s. and its allies. >>> and fallout fears. japanese officials say the struggle to control leaking radiation at a crippled nuclear plant could go on for weeks as water in a store annual pool becomes dangerously hot. concerns grow while the death toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march toll continues to sky rocket early this tuesday morning march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show." chris wragge along with erica hill. you're seeing pictures of an f-15-e strike eagle down over libya late last night. >> and that is the breaking news we're following this morning. we want to get you the latest on that american fighter jet. it did crash. what happened to the two on board? david martin joins us from the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: t
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 7:00am PST
the latest there. the u.s. is trying to increase pressure on moammar gadhafi sending warships and aircraft to the region. in the meantime, billions of libyan assets have been frozen and overnight rebels held off a long attack by pro-gadhafi forces outside tripoli. mandy clark has more for us this morning. mandy, hello. >> reporter: hello. international pressure is building as the world looks at the situation here. libyan assets have been frozen. new sanctions are being considered. and there are even discussions of imposing a no-fly zone over libyan air space. gadhafi laughed at suggestions that his people want him out. >> they love me. all of my people with me, they love me all. they will die to protect me and my people. >> reporter: yesterday, we saw firsthand in a city they raging up tensions which is in the hands of the rebels and gadhafi's stronghold to the west. we arrived shortly after government planes are bombed nearby weapons depot and found the local militia scrambling to load anti-aircraft guns. down the road, we found other men guarding a major oil terminal. the facili
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
miles away. workers are ordered to evacuate once again. >>> defiant. as u.s. and allied forces pound targets in libya for a fourth straight night, moammar gadhafi emerges in public to tell his supporters he will be victorious. meantime, president obama heads home to work on handing over responsibility for the no-fly zone. and nato finally gets ready to step in, after diplomatic back and forth. >>> and spring snow. a major storm bringing snow and ice in the midwest to the northeast. millions of residents waking up to a very messy commute this morning. we'll tell you which areas will be hit the hardest and when all this winterlike weather will finally say good-bye, "early" this wednesday morning, march finally say good-bye, "early" this wednesday morning, march 23rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning to you on this wednesday. i'm erica hill. >> and i'm chris wragge. like we mentioned a second ago, moammar gadhafi speaking for the first time since the implementation of the no-fly zone and telling his supporters there that we will win in the short-term. we will wi
CBS
Mar 11, 2011 7:00am EST
very latest on the damage, and we'll tell you just how much of the u.s. could be at risk. "early" this friday morning, be at risk. "early" this friday morning, march 11th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> those pictures and that sound give you a very good idea of just what people in japan are dealing with this morning. those shots, of course, of the magnitude 8.9 quake which hit just about 2:46 local time. >> the images, as you can see, are devastating. and that quake triggered a tsunami. some waves reported as high as 30 feet high, and that wall of mud just sweeping away everything in its path right now. the death toll in the area is on the rise. buildings in tokyo, which are currently on fire right now, 4 million buildings in the region without power. so this is a devastating situation that we're watching unfold minute by minute right now. >> indeed we are. you imagine tokyo is about 230 miles south of the city closest to where this earthquake hit. that is really making its way through japan. we want to get youed very latest this morning. we do want to start in japan where th
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am PDT
radiation plume that is just reaching the u.s. >>> also this morning, another major story unfolding in libya where the gadhafi government announced a cease-fire against rebel forces that is after the u.n. approved a no-fly zone over libya setting the stage for a possible military showdown. we have the latest for you from libya and japan "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning on a friday. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. we bring you a live west coast update of "the early show." following two major stories this morning. >> one really developing over the last hour or two. we are learning that libya has declared an immediate cease-fire. promising to stop military operation. this comes on the heels of the u.n. approval of a no-fly zone. the latest on the situation ahid. >>> the latest on the japan disaster. danger level raised at that crippled nuclear plant in fukushima. the u.n. atomic energy chief says plant workers are, quote, racing against the clock to prevent a catastrophe. they paused for a moment of silence one week when the
CBS
Mar 26, 2011 8:00am EDT
, but despite eight days of bombing the u.s. says military ground forces loyal to president gadhafi still pose a significant threat. on monday, president obama will address the nation on the libyan crisis. >>> disaster in japan. japan's prime minister describes the situation as grave and serious, after another dangerous radiation leak is found at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. u.s. navy barges are bringing fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday fresh water to try to head off a meltdown "early" this saturday morning, march 26th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to a gorgeous spring morning in new york city. 20-something degrees. but who cares, it looks nice. >> that's a beautiful picture, russ. >> welcome to "the early show," i'm russ mitchell. >> and i'm rebecca jarvis. we begin with the latest on the battle for libya. rebels have recaptured the key eastern city of ajdabiya. nato takes control of some of the u.s.-led operation in libya in a matter of days, and president obama will address the nation on monday night to explain u.s. invo
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 7:00am PDT
ground forces and that, for now, is still under the control of the united states. the u.s. officials had hoped last night that nato would vote to turn the entire operation over to nato, but they did not. hillary clinton hopes to nail that down when she goes to london next week to negotiate again with nato allies but i tell you even after control is turned over to nato, u.s. pilots will still be deeply involved flying everything from surveillance missions to combat missions. chris? >> cbs' chip reid at the white house for us, thank you. >>> also in washington this morning is cbs news political analyst john dickerson. good morning. >> good morning, chris. >> the president getting a lot of criticism from both sides of the aisle for not consulting more with congress on this and waiting for the handover to nato right now. does that criticism get brushed back a little with this handover? >> members of both parties in congress like to be brought in on these decisions, so part of this is just they are angry they have been left out in the cold. also this idea that this was an open-
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
the nation saying u.s. role in attacking moammar gadhafi's forces is limited, but necessary. >> i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> but nearly two weeks in to the mission, gadhafi is still clinging to power and many question whether the u.s. is doing enough to push him out. we'll talk with the president's ambassador to the u.n. and with republican senator john mccain. >>> walmart lawsuit. a massive sex discrimination suit against the retail giant heads to the supreme court today. it could involve more than a million female employees and cost america's biggest employer billions of dollars. >>> and the snake hunt. the venomous cobra remains on the loose creating a media frenzy and inspiring a legion of twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. >> good to have you back. welcome back to the country, the time zone. >> nice to be back sitting next to you. but, boy, things were busy while i was away. and we begi
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am PDT
the nation. saying u.s. role in attacking moammar gadhafi forces is limited, but necessary. >> i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter in mass graves before taking action. >> gadhafi is still clinging to power and many question whether the u.s. and its allies are doing enough to push him out. we will talk with tu.s. baee ambassador to the u.n. and john mccain. >>> the snake hunt. the venomous cobra that escaped from the bronx zoo remains on loose this morning creating a media frenzy and inspiring a legion of twitter followers "early" this tuesday morning, march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. welcome back to the country. the time zone, the program. >> nice to be back sitting next to you, chris. >>> things were busy while i was away. >>> more on the president speech's last night and that ongoing battle for libya. this morning, rebel forces are macing more resistance from gadhafi militias. a state department diplomat is going to benghazi and meet with rebel leaders for the first time. in the meantime, secretar
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 7:00am EST
. meanwhile, two u.s. warships entered the suez canal today, moving closer to the libyan coast. 400 marines are on board to help evacuate civilians, or provide humanitarian relief. cbs news correspondent mandy clark is with us with the very latest this morning. andy, good morning. >> good morning. i'm on the road to el breg which is a strategic town in eastern libya and also where pro-gadhafi forces are battling rebels in this oil stricken area. we're hearing that the rebels are managing to hold back the pro-gadhafi forces. we speak to one eyewitness on the phone, who described hearing jets overhead, and rockets going off. there's also a plume of smoke, which he says was part of an aerial bombardment. but it's unclear what was hit. now, we're currently in adjibaday and locals here say there's been an aerial campaign as well. they're saying a weapons depot has been hit but we can't independently verify that at the minute. >> mandy, el breg, you said you're on your way there. why is that area so important? >> well, el breg is particularly important to gadhafi because it's an oil expor
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 7:00am EDT
department is urging u.s. citizens not to travel to bahrain and adviseded those already there to consider leaving. a military force arrived in bahrain yesterday to help control the growing anti-government protests there. bahrain is home to the u.s. navy's fifth fleet. >>> members of the g-8 are meets in paris to discuss libya. france has been calling for the establishment of a no fly zone over libya, but france's foreign minister said today it may be too late to help the libyan opposition fighters. meanwhile government forces continue to advance on the rebel strong hold of benghazi. >>> there's been another deadly bus crash. two people died last night in a crash on a new jersey turn pike. it was headed for philadelphia from new york city. the driver and a passenger died. meanwhile the bus driver in saturday's horrifying bus crash in new york has a criminal record. williams gave police the fame eric when he was ticketed in 1995 for speeding and driving without a license. he was also convicted of manslaughter two decades ago. 15 people died in that weekend bus crash. federal offici
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00am PST
outline a military response. we will talk with hillary clinton about the role the u.s. may reply in stopping gadhafi. >>> a father's outrage as the man convicted of murdering his young son is set to be released early from prison. a rhode island father vows to seek revenge more than three decades after the brutal crime. >> all i think is about trying to find a way to get to this man to kill him. that is my every thought. >> reporter: you'll hear more from father and we will look what authorities are doing to deal with this unusual case. >>> troubled web. reports out this morning broadway spider-man has hit yet another snag. opening night perhaps being pushed back for the sixth time. we will take you inside the drama surrounding the musical "early" this wednesday morning, march 9th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good wednesday morning. i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. looking forward to hearing from the secretary this morning. >> nice to be back. we are will be hearing from secretary of state hillary clinton ahead in the broadcast. because, of course, we begin with the ongoin
CBS
Mar 10, 2011 7:00am PST
controversial capitol hill hearing on radical islam in the u.s. some critics of the homeland security committee chairman call it a political show trial and certainly getting plenty of attention. cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes joins us this morning with the latest. you're in the spot where all of this will take place? >> that's right. >> reporter: the hearing in this room today is going to explore how and why some americans muslims get radicalized. it's a very sensitive topic which a third of the committee members say isn't being handled sensitively and say the entire hearing should be scrapped. in a letter sent on the eve of the hearing nine of the committee's 13 democrats call on chairman peter king to cancel the hearing, due to its, quote, incomplete and unduly divisive nature. the letter comes after a group of muslim leaders gathered to condemn the hearing and the man behind it. >> i think his approach is going to radicalize young people. >> reporter: congressman king, a republican from new york, contends that american muslims have been slow to report radicalism
CBS
Mar 5, 2011 5:00am PST
focus now is on getting people back to their home countries. two u.s. c-130 cargo planes delivered relief supplies from stocks held in italy. but the 4,000 blankets, and plastic sheeting for shelter and nearly 10,000 water containers may not be needed now. the transit camp for refugees is being emptied almost as fast as it fills up. egyptian workers, who make up the bulk of more than 95,000 people who fled in to tunisia are the best off. their government has sent planes to repate rat them. the bottom of the pecking order belongs to the bangladeshis. the u.n. estimated there are 5,000 at the border but that number was quickly doubled. with no local diplomatic representation and no help from their government, they even had to walk the three miles from the border to the transit camp. so far only two planes have come to take them home, and they can only handle a few hundred at a time. the big uncertainty now, relief officials say, is how many more migrant workers may be trapped inside libya and when they might arrive at the borders. as many as 1.5 million foreigners were working in lib
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 7:00am PDT
. workers are ordered to evacuate once again. >>> and defiance, as u.s. and allied forces pound targets in libya for a fourth straight night, moammar gadhafi emerges in public to tell his supporters he will be victorious. this as president obama heads home to work on handing over responsibility for the no-fly zone and nato finally prepares to step in after a diplomatic back and forth, all early this wednesday morning, march 23rd, back and forth, all early this wednesday morning, march 23rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. i'm erica hill with chris wragge. we begin with this breaking news. dame elizabeth taylor has died. >> screen legend and a hollywood icon, long considered one of the most beautiful, most talented women in all of hollywood lore. just a sad day for hollywood. a woman whose life will be celebrated that's for sure. >> there's much to celebrate in that life. her publicist saying the three-time oscar winner, just as famous for her life off screen including the eight marriages and her very important humanitarian work, her publicist says she died of congestive he
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. breaking news. the u.s. government gets set to begin evacuating americans from japan, as danger levels remain high at the crippled nuclear plant. this, despite new attempts by military helicopters to cool off the plant's overheated reactors and fuel rods. the top u.s. nuclear regulator says conditions at the plant are much worse than japanese officials say, and recommend that americans stay 50 miles away. and this morning, there are questions about nearly two dozen u.s. nuclear reactors with the very same design "early" this thursday morning, march 17th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. scenes from earlier. military choppers japanese military helicopters, chinooks dropping sea water on this nuclear plant. again, a part of this last-ditch effort to bring sea water in to help cool down these fuel pools, and also the nuclear rods there at this facility. >> that is the effort from the sky. we're also hearing from water cannons on the ground as they try to bring things in there. we're also learni
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 7:00am PDT
>>> good morning. breaking news. a u.s. war plane crashes in libya but the americans are board are said to be safe after a third night of attacks on tripoli and growing diplomatic battles who should take the lead in this mission. we will get the latest from libya and talk with senator john mccain about what is next for the u.s. and its allies. >>> fallout fears. japanese officials say the struggle to control leaking radiation at a crippled nuclear plant could go on for weeks as water in one of the storage pools becomes dangerously hot. concerns continue to grow over radiation leaking into the food and water supply while the death toll continues to skyrocket, "early" this tuesday morning, march 22nd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "the early show" here on a tuesday morning. chris wragge along with erica hill. you're seeing pictures of an f-15 eagle strike down over libya late last night. >> breaking news we are following this morning. we want to get you the very late evidentest on that american fighter jet. you can see it crashed and what happened to the two on bors, david ma
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning. presidential pressure. as moammar gadhafi continues to thumb his nose at the u.s. and its allies, striking back at libyan rebels, president obama tells cbs news it is time for gadhafi to give up the fight. >> we've got to ratchet up our diplomatic and our political pressure on him so that at some point he makes a decision to leave. >> we'll hear more from our interview with the president, and speak with former defense secretary donald rumsfeld about the u.s. mission in libya. >>> plane scary. officials discover a bullet hole in a us airways passenger jet after a flight from philadelphia to charlotte. now an investigation is under way to try to figure out just where it came from, and how serious a threat it posed to the aircraft and its passengers. >>> and fighting back. a middle school student from connecticut goes on youtube with an emotional plea for help after being bullied by her classmates for years. that video is now burning up the internet, adding to the national debate, causing quite a stir, "early" this wednesday morning, debate, causing quite a stir, "ea
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00am EST
defiant moammar gadhafi as u.s. warships head toward the region. we'll go live for the latest on the deadly violence and speak about what's next. >>> ultimatum. a new cbs news poll find the majority of americans back union workers in the ongoing budget battles as governor walker threatens layoffs if democrats don't come back to work today. we're live in wisconsin. >>> and flood fears. after heavy rains and torptds pound parts of the midwest, floodwaters rise to dangerous levels and the worst is yet to come. early this tuesday morning march come. early this tuesday morning march 1st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to the "early show" here on a tuesday morning, march 1st. >> nice to have you back. hard to believe it's already march. the year is flying by. go want to get you started with the revolution in libya and the very latest there. the u.s. is trying on increase pressure on moammar gadhafi sending warships and aircraft to the region. meantime billions in libya's foreign assets have now been frozen and overnight rebels held off a prolonged attack by pro gadhafi forces i
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
. >>> handing over control. the u.s. confirms it will take a back seat to nato in enforcing the no-fly zone over libya, as air strikes continue on moammar gadhafi and his forces. but as the transfer of power gets set to happen, president obama finds himself on the hot seat over his handling of the crisis. >>> and tower fallout. a sleeping air traffic controller at reagan national airport is suspended as the faa considers big changes, after two airliners are forced to land without any help from the tower. widespread than anyone thought? find out "early" this friday widespread than anyone thought? find out "early" this friday morning, march 25th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, welcome to "the early show." some breaking news from the fukushima nuclear plant in japan. that number three reactor, which has been the source of so many problems since the earthquake and tsunami almost two weeks ago, now they're talking about a combination that uranium and plu tain yum combinations could be leaking into the air at this hour. good morning once again, everyone, i'm chris wragge along w
CBS
Mar 12, 2011 8:00am EST
. the u.s. has pledged to help japan any way it can. cbs news correspondent whit johnson is at the white house with that part of the story. hey, whit, good morning. >> russ good morning to you. well of course this nuclear power plant are among the top concerns for the white house here. president obama has been in direct contact with japan's prime minister. the u.s. department of energy has been in contact with their japanese counterparts. and the u.s. government really is sparing no resources for a country the president calls one of our strongest and closest allies. >> -- potentially catastrophic disaster, and the images of destruction and flooding coming out of japan are simply heartbreaking. >> reporter: president obama declared a firm u.s. commitment to japan's ongoing recovery. the white house is monitoring each development on a tragedy that, for the president, hits close to home. >> i have such a close, personal friendship and connection to the japanese people in part because i grew up in hawaii where i was very familiar with japanese culture. >> reporter: the u.s. military ef
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am PDT
capacity. a second hydrogen explosion at the plant could be heard for 25 miles. u.s. navy ships in the area moved further away after detecting radiation from the plant. nearly 2 million households are without electricity in japan where it is freezing. 1.4 million homes without water, food is scarce and gasoline rationed nationwide. the growing nuclear threat is receiving so much attention at this hour. that is where we begin in fukushima. >> reporter: some part of fukushima didn't suffer much visible earthquake damage, but the people in this town are dealing with an entirely different threat, 20 miles outside of the nuclear evacuation zone. inside that zone, a second explosion at the damaged daiichi nuclear complex in three days left radioactive smoke pouring into the sky. this time 11 workers were injured in a planned attempt to release steam from the third reactor. the outer casing burst into pieces though its core is said to be intact. today's blast could be felt 25 miles away and triggered an alert from anyone in the zone to stay indoors. radiation levels at the dee eachy complex were t
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 7:00am EDT
u.s. mission in libya, from short-term goals to a possible exit strategy. this as rebel forces gain ground, and allied air strikes continue to pound targets inside libya, including moammar gadhafi's hometown. >>> radiation scare. after a partial meltdown at japan's crippled nuclear plant, radiation levels are 100,000 times higher than normal. as the government warns that the contamination is creeping into sea water and the ground, now traces of radiation are being detected as far away as massachusetts. >>> and wedding worries. with just over one month to go until the royal wedding, a huge anti-government protest in london turned violent, putting a renewed spotlight on security for the big day. this as new details emerge on everything from the cake to the bachelor party "early" this monday morning, march 28th, bachelor party "early" this monday morning, march 28th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning from london. you are looking at a beautiful day here. we are live at buckingham palace, as you see. wedding preparations are under way. there is a renewed focus on security f
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00am EST
u.s. officials warn of the potential danger of a no-fly zone over libya. we'll go live to libya for the latest on the conflict. >>> targeting troops. new details emerge in the shooting deaths of two u.s. airmen in germany, as officials investigate the suspect's possible ties to terrorism. we'll take you to frankfurt where the suspect will appear in court today. >>> and helpless. in an emotional appearance on capitol hill, actor mickey rooney admits he's a victim of elder abuse. we're going to hear more from the 90-year-old hollywood legend about the issue that affects millions of americans, "early" this thursday morning, march millions of americans, "early" this thursday morning, march 3rd, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and hi, everyone, welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. good to have you with us today. we begin with the very latest from libya. this morning, leader moammar gadhafi's air force is bombing rebel forces there in the east once again. cbs news correspondent mandy clark joins us from libya this morning. man
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Mar 31, 2011 7:00am EDT
zone from the u.s., while on the ground, cia operatives are working with the rebels who continue their retreat from moammar gadhafi's forces. this as the white house considers sending in weapons to aid the fight against the libyan dictator. >>> out like a lion. a powerful spring storm causes serious damage in the south. now it's heading up the east coast where it could dump as much as a foot of snow in some areas, and lead to some major flooding. we'll bring you the latest on the winter weather that never seems to end. >>> and back in the watt ever. one year after drowning its trainer, a killer whale returns to performing at sea world in orlando. and while new safety changes are in place, critics warn they may not be enough to prevent another tragedy. we'll have all those stories "early" this thursday morning, we'll have all those stories "early" this thursday morning, march 31st, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. we do begin w
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
hydrogen explosion at the plant last night could be heard for 25 miles. u.s. navy ships in the area moved further away this morning, after detecting radiation from the plant. there are nearly 2 million households without electricity in northern japan, where it is freezing. at one point, 4 million homes are without water. food is scarce and gasoline is now being rationed nationwide. but it is the growing nuclear threat that is receiving so much of the attention at this hour. and that's where we begin with cbs news correspondent celia hatton, who is in fukushima. >> reporter: parts of fukushima didn't suffer much visible earthquake damage but the people living in this town are dealing with an entirely different threat. they're located just 20 miles outside the nuclear evacuation zone. inside that zone a second explosion at the damaged daiichi nuclear complex in just three days. left radioactive smoke pouring into the sky. this time, 11 workers were injured in a planned attempt to release steam and ease rising pressure from the plant's third reactor. the reactor's outer casing burst in
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00am PDT
can get information on the internet about what to do in the u.s. about i'm worried but not getting the information here. is there -- when you're out there are people asking you for information they feel like they are not getting from their own government? >> reporter: nobody is coming up to us. i think everybody sits and watches the tv all day and as we said in the piece, there really is a level of frustration with the nuclear authority here because they have had some problems in the past that they have tried to cover up, that they have had to come back later and say, well, we did know this all along and we apologize and they just don't have a track record of authority that people really trust in the long run. >> it certainly is in a situation like this, that is the last thing you want. harry smith in tokyo, thanks. >> reporter: you bet. >>> let's get more on the health risks in and around that nuclear plant in fukushima. joining is medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton with more on that. >> good morning. >> talk about the radiation inside. we are getting reports that yesterday a r
CBS
Mar 19, 2011 8:00am EDT
>>> good morning. the libyan government of moammar gadhafi calls the u.s. resolution to intervene invalid, and says western allies will regret interfering in libya. in the eastern half of the country, rebels shot down a warplane attacking their stronghold, despite gadhafi's claims of a cease-fire. president obama says america could soon join its nato allies in military action. are we on the brink of intervention? >>> and disaster in japan. exhausted engineers struggle to get power restored at the country's crippled nuclear reactors. in the hopes of avoiding a meltdown. meanwhile, high levels of radiation begin to show up in food in japan, as the country's prime minister urges his people to show courage in the wake of their unspeakable tragedy. we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march we'll have those stories "early" this saturday morning, march 19th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> new york city waking up to a sunny saturday morning. the last saturday before spring begins. welcome to "the early show." i'm rebecca jarvis. >> and i'm russ mitchell. two major
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00am EDT
transportation says the rules need to be changed immediately. >>> targeting libya. u.s. and allied forces continue air strikes for the fifth straight night, but fail to stop moammar gadhafi from attacking a key rebel-held area. and in washington, the speaker of the house takes on president obama, as to why he didn't talk to congress before launching the attacks. >>> and remembering a legend. fans, friends, and some of hollywood's biggest stars honor elizabeth taylor's work both on-screen and off as the nation mourns the passing of the big-screen icon. we're going to look back at her life and her love, "early" this thursday morning, march 24th, life and her love, "early" this thursday morning, march 24th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "the early show" here on a thursday morning. i'm chris wragge. >> and i'm erica hill. boy do we have a talker of a story. >> is this a stunner or what? it tops our news this morning. we begin with the investigation of washington's reagan national airport, where air traffic controller apparently just fell asleep o
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Mar 8, 2011 7:00am EST
continues to hammer reble strong holds with air attacks. is so u.s. military intervention the next step? we'll ask senator john mccain. >>> also rising tides. heavy rains and melting snow lead to dangerous flooding along parts of the east coast leaving a path of destruction. we'll bring you the latest on when the waters may recede. >>> and sorry, charlie. warner brothers fires actor cha charlie sheen after weeks of bizarre behavior. >> you had the poe it friday in your finger tip, on read my perfect words, but you didn't go through therebecause you condemned me, you discarded me. not anymore. winning! >> we'll tell you what's next for the troubled star early this >> we'll tell you what's next for the troubled star early this tuesday morning march 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> well do to the ear"early s." erica hill is in our nation's capital. >> good morning. i'm here on the set of "face the nation," bob schieffer kind enough to lend us his set this morning. there a lot to get to and we do want to begin here in washington. we'll get you the very latest on libya and how th
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00am PDT
mystery, despite his promises of a long war with the u.s. and its allies. defense secretary gates says the lsu hand over control of the however, questions remain about america's long-term exit strategy. disaster in japan. workers get another scare as smoke rises from the crippled nuclear plant and residents are being warned about contaminated drinking water and food. this as the estimated death toll jumps to more than 18,000 "early" this monday morning, march 21st, 2011. >>> and good morning. good morning. welcome to "the early show" here on a monday morning, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us. >> following two very major stories this morning. first of which the situation in japan. all eyes on that nuclear facility in fukushima once again. this as reports as i mention a few moments ago, smoke emanating from that troubled reactor 3 there. and now reports of radiation levels detected radiation levels in both the food and the water in that safety zone around the nuclear plant right now. we're going to continue to follow this and have an update on the situat
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
west coast residents not to worry about radiation plume expected to reach the u.s. later today. >>> also this morning another major story unfolding. the u.n. backed libya's rebels approving a no-fly zone and clearing the path for military action against moammar gadhafi as early as today. we'll bring you the very latest from both libya and japan, "early" this friday morning, march 18th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> and good friday morning to you, i'm erica hill. >> i'm chris wragge. good morning to you. following two major stories on the "early" show this morning. >> of course we're looking at japan. but libya, as we mentioned briefly, the u.n. security council voting to approve that no-fly zone. as you can imagine, there are some strong reaction from moammar gadhafi. he's seen in the video there. many saying this really does pave the way for a military action. what could that mean? what could it look like? we'll get you the very latest on that coming up here. >> exactly. but first let's begin with the very latest on the disaster in japan. the danger level is being raised
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Mar 11, 2011 7:00am PST
and cover u.s. highway 101. it would go into our downtown area a little bit and may damage some commercial buildings. but they have all been evacuated. the town is sealed. >> have the people been very cooperative up there? i mean, you guys are usually because you're the furthest to the west of california, if something is coming, you're the first to get hit. >> reporter: right. we practice this several times a year. the evacuation as orderly. people are at the local high school being cared for by the red cross. >> thank you, richard, a city council member up in the city of crescent city. appreciate your insights. we wish you all the best. >> thank you very much. >> let's go to len ramirez. he is live for us in santa cruz. we understand -- hi, len. you just got there. where are you exactly in santa cruz right now? >> reporter: well, right now i'm on westcliffe drive overlooking the boardwalk and i can tell you we have seen some unusual activity here. when i arrived, the -- it looked like a normal tide. then a few minutes later, there was -- the tide just really got sucked out to s
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